Blog posts tagged with 'borage'

What do you know about borage?

Borage plant from the family of Boraginaceae which includes a variety of herbs, trees and shrubs and has more that 2000 species around the world is being used for several medicinal uses and also it is known as an oil seed. This Mediterranean flowering plant that has now spread to Europe,North America and some parts of Asia is considered for its health benefits and medical use. Many people grow borage in their gardens. Additinally it is a good supply of nectare for bees.

How is borage being used ?

As mentioned above, beside being considered as an oilseed and its commercial use, borage leaves and flowers can be used fresh in salad or as a garnish. The flower taste is sweet and has ornamental use for decorating cocktails or desserts. Borage is largely used as dried herb and can be brewed as tea. The herbal tea can be made easily and can be used up to three cups a day.



What is borage good for?

Borage is considered for having lots of health benefits. There were lots of traditional remedies which used borage for increasing urine flow, chronic kidney and lung inflammation, pnemonia, tuberclosis and depression. Another traditional use of borage is to help itchy skin,wounds and eczema. For these problems borage is used externally.
Borage tea can help treat acne and reduce fever. It is also good for treating coughs, flu, colds, sore throat and some respinatory tract infetions. Moreover, Borage tea is used as a sedative and many people drink borage to have a better sleep quality. The borage tea is  sometimes used to cure hangover.
In manufacturing borage is use for skin care products. The Borage oil can be helful for regulating hormonal system, reducing blood pressure and choletrerol level and also improving the immune system.


Brewing borage

Making borage is quite easy, you need a cup of boiling water and 1-2 teaspoone of borage. Let it soak for about 10 minutes. Borage tea is ready!
Cant wait to try the excelent refreshing herbal drink? Here is our borage tea for you.
Order your borage tea with confidence and enjoy the taste of nature

Melbourne Tea Festival 2017

It only seems like yesterday when we were at last year's Tea Festival.

We will be in the second Melbourne Tea Festival Saturday 20 May 2017, 9am to 4pm.

It is so exciting to prepare all our tea for such a Tea Tastic Day full of taste and aroma. It really feels great when people try our Teas and support us with all their lovely comments.

Melbourne Tea Festival

We will have a lot more to try this year, as our Iced Tea section, we will have:

  • Iced Fruit Tea, with our amazing tasty fruit blend, six tropical fruits that make a lovely taste besides being healthy and useful for your body. Actually, this special Fruit Tea blend is full of antioxidants and vitamin C
  • Iced Herbal Tea, Our Herbal blend Tea is something incredible with 12 soothing herbs which any of them are easily enough to make your body fresh and relax. despite most herbal teas, this one tastes especially great. this is something you shouldn't miss.
  • Borage Iced Tea, this one is a new in our iced tea range, you can enjoy drinking borage tea hot or warm. Actually, it makes a great night time drink as it is well famous for its sleep inducing properties.  So in the cold winter night brew a cup of borage Tea and sleep well.
  • Chamomile Iced Tea, We are going to serve Chamomile as a special iced tea with some lemon and sugar to boost its taste and makes it more tea tastic than ever. Chamomile is a great Tea for cold days that help the body to recover from cold much more better.

Beside all these lovely Iced Tea, we will offer a group of hot teas as well.

  • Green Tea with mint and lemon, we have pure tasty green tea but we serve it with some fresh mint and lemon on the day to make it a fabulous Tea ever. Green tea properties are too great to ignore.
  • Rose bud Tea, We have the best rose buds ever. So if you like Rosie tea it is a great time to find your best
  • Quince Tea, Our quince Tea was one of our best sellers last year. Actually, we ran out of Quince Tea on the day and we were followed by our lovely customers for Quince Tea all the year. We proudly announce that our Quince Tea are back and we are delighted to put them to try for the day.

When it is about Tea, black tea is the first that come to mind. So we haven't forgotten lovely black Tea. We are happy to announce our new series of Special High Tea and We will have two main Black Teas blend to try on this side.

  • Love Black which is a romantic blend of Black Tea with Rose and Saffron, a combination you never going to forget.
  • Aromatic Black that is an exotic blend of Black Tea with Cardamom and Cinnamon. This is a new Tea in our range so don't forget to try it on our high tea table.

Last but not the least, we have lovely small pack with some gifts on their label for you, so you can take some them home and enjoy your lovely drink.

We are looking for a very special exciting day at Melbourne Exhibition centre.